Kent State University is a public research university located in Kent, Ohio. Kent State is one of the largest universities in Ohio with an enrollment of nearly 41,000 students in the eight-campus system and nearly 27,500 graduate and undergraduate students at the Kent Campus. Kent State offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates, among them 282+ baccalaureate, 40 associate's, 50 master's, and 23 doctoral programs of study, which include such notable programs as nursing, liquid crystals, business, history, library science, aeronautics, journalism and fashion design. Kent State is ranked among the top 100 national public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public Schools ranking in its 2016 edition of Best Colleges. This prestigious distinction is recognition of continued growth in academic reputation and student retention. Kent State also ranks in the coveted first-tier list in the Best National Universities category. Kent State is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to make the first tier in the Best National Universities category, and this marks the fifth time in six years the university has received this recognition.